Recently, I’ve been getting more and more brave about having house plants. My fear was that they would die shortly after arriving at my home! I’m happy to report no deaths as of yet!
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I wanted so badly to have a beautiful, welcoming, southern front porch that I failed to take into account one important thing: I kill all the plants. I just CANNOT keep anything alive. I set reminders and alarms to water, bought pretty tools to “inspire me,” and set the tools out in convenient places – but to no avail – I still ended up with sad scorched plants.
This year I have a new strategy and I’ll fill you in on my secret. FAKE PLANTS! I’m not talking about cheesy fabric flowers on plastic stems stuck into the dirt – I’ve actually seen some very believable and tasteful faux greenery that I’m going to display. They even make some with UV protection to prevent fading in the sun. Here are some ideas that have me inspired for the spring!
Moss on a lampshade or birdcage creates an interesting shape for your faux greenery!
One of these is a live plant, but I’m imagining a simple diy faux version!
A cotton wreath is exactly the Southern charm I’m looking for, and I’ve seen fake cotton stems in several stores this season!
It’s almost hard to believe that these topiaries aren’t real!
There’s even a DIY version of topiaries!
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